Global Left Midweek - November 21, 2018
- South African Shack-Dwellers
- Extinction Rebellion Blocks London Bridges
- Portugal's Left Bloc
- Bolivia’s 2019 Elections
- The Tunisian Inspiration
- Western Canada: The Burning Question
- Europe: Socialism Beyond Borders
- Nicaragua: Complicating the Narrative
- Ortega and the IMF
Christopher Clark / Reuters (London)
Matthew Taylor and Damien Gayle / The Guardian (London)
Portugal's Left Bloc Convention
Dick Nichols / Green Left Weekly (Sydney)
Bolivia’s 2019 Primaries and Elections
Olivier Vargas / teleSUR (Caracas)
Opposition parties have been urged to unite in a single candidacy ahead of the primary votes. However, the right is still dominated by the old families and interests that brought the country to ruin before Evo was swept to office in 2006.
The Tunisian Inspiration
Shawna Bader-Blau / Unionist (Rochester)
Western Canada: The Burning Question
Avery Forrester / Jacobin (New York)
For British Columbia's forests, threatened by the worst wildfire season on record, it's either socialism or extinction. Nationalizing the forest industry and putting it under direct workers’ management would require workers in the natural resource sector to start organizing themselves.
Europe: Socialism Beyond Borders
Hilary Wainwright / Red Pepper (London)
Socialist strategy is doomed if it focuses exclusively, or even primarily, on any individual nation state. Yet, at the same time, popular struggles for control over nation states are an essential part of a necessarily international strategy.
Nicaragua: Complicating the Narrative
James Phillips / NACLA (New York)
Ortega and the IMF
Eric Toussaint / CADTM (Liège)
The principal detonator of the protests that began in April 2018 in Nicaragua was the imposition by Daniel Ortega’s government of neoliberal measures that were the result of pressure from the IMF, with which Ortega has maintained excellent relations since his return to the presidency of the country in 2007.